BOB DYLAN turns 69 today. May he stay "Forever Young." The pic is from your bonus track.
ARCADE FIRE has posted some new music samples.
PAUL WELLER, again collaborating with his old Jam bandmate, Bruce Foxton, is advance streaming Wake Up the Nation.
BETTYE LaVETTE talks to Weekend Edition and played a Tiny Desk Concert. You can still stream her British Rock Songbook today.
RATATAT is advance streaming LP4.
SCOTT MILLER (The Loud Family, Game Theory) and JON AUER (The Posies, Big Star) sing "Horse With No Name" at a private event on Oct. 25, 2008.
BONO underwent emergency back surgery for an injury sustained during tour preparation training.
BROKEN BELLS are profiled by Straight.com.
LAURA MARLING picked the wrong time to tour America.
OMD is making its first new record in 24 years.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Shrek Forever After took the top spot with 71.3 million -- but the tracking projections ranged from 80-100 million, so ouch. It will likely make money in worldwide release (the main budget is only 130 mill), but the franchise is more like never after. Iron Man 2 is No. 2 with 26.6 million on a 49 percent drop that has this sequel playing more like a threequel -- a caution flag for Disney/Marvel. Robin Hood drops 48 percent to No. 3 with 18.7 million, yet another flick that will have to make its money overseas. Letters to Juliet drops only 33 percent to No.4, making 9.1 million; it has likely broken even, esp after selling the foreign rights. Just Wright took a 49 percent drop to round out the Top Five with 4.2 million. Below the fold, MacGruber debuted in the sixth slot with 4.1 million, so it's a good thing the budget was only 10 million.
LINDSAY LOHAN cannot comply with the order Judge Marsha Revel will almost certainly lay down tomorrow - cut drugs and alcohol out of her diet ... this according to multiple people who are in a position to know.
TIGER WOODS: Wronged wife Elin Nordegren is trying to club an eye-popping 750 million bucks out of Woods in their divorce negotiations, according to reports.
TOM-KAT UPDATE: Cruise is driving Holmes crazy with demands for perfection on the dance floor, a source tells OK!.
MEGAN FOX quit Transformers 3 after a blazing row with superstar director Michael Bay over her vanishing weight, according to the ever-reliable Sun.
KENDRA WILKINSON reportedly has a second sex tape, with a female partner. NTTAWWT.
JESSE JAMES is auctioning some of his motorcycles, collectibles and parts online.
MICHAEL MADSEN was hospitalized after a drinking binge in London.
JUDE LAW & SIENNA MILLER had a "blazing row" at a nightclub, but appear to have cooled off.
HOLLY HUNTER was flashing a rock on Craig Ferguson's show.
MACHETE director Robert Rodriguez sounds like he's backpedaling from the "illegal" Cinco de Mayo trailer.
OUR FRIENDS, THE SAUDIS: A Saudi scholar has waded into controversy after he said that women could give their milk to men to establish a degree of maternal relations and get around a strict religious ban on mixing between unrelated men and women.
YEMEN: A man whom the US described as a key figure in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula accidentally blew himself up, US military officials told Fox News. Meanwhile, an American-Yemeni cleric whose Internet sermons are believed to have helped inspire attacks on the US has advocated the killing of American civilians in an al-Qaeda video released Sunday.
IRAN: A draft UN resolution that would impose sanctions on Iran, including limits on global arms transfers, will not block the controversial transfer of Russian S-300 missiles to the Iranian military.
TERROR in NYC: Two men detained in Pakistan admitted with pride that they helped the suspect in the attempted Times Square bombing, and one of the men angrily accused his interrogators of "siding with the infidels," a senior intelligence official said Saturday.
DREAMING KITTEH: Let's go to the video.
HUNDREDS OF RATS hoarded in Las Cruces.
KRISPY KREME doughnuts are standard bear bait. Who knew (aside from Ranger Smith)?
A BIZARRE CREATURE washed up from a lake in the town of Kitchenuhmaykoosib in Ontario, Canada.
YOU MESS WITH THE BULL, you're gonna get the horns. Graphic content warning.